Treasure hunter Ben 'Finn' Finnegan has sunk both his trusty boat and his marriage to Tess in his obsessive quest to find the legendary 'Queen's Dowry' treasure. When he finds a vital clue that may finally pinpoint the treasure's whereabouts, he drags Tess and her boss along on the hunt. But Finn is not the only one interested in the gold—his former mentor-turned-enemy will stop at nothing to beat him to it.
Donald De Line
Taglines: This February True Love Takes a Dive.
Once, Finn and Tess were a wonderful married couple, and everyone was always jealous of them, because their feelings were sincere and pure. They spent a lot of time together, dreamed of their bright future. But their characters were so different that over time, they simply stopped accepting each other and began to quickly get tired of such a relationship. The only correct decision they made was a divorce, because it will be better for everyone. But the only thing that still connects them and gives them hope for the future is love for various treasures that can be found around the world.
One day, they learn that in that tourist area, where they have been more than once, there is a sunken ship. Having learned more information, they began to realize that on that ship there could be many treasures that have been lying at the bottom of the sea for centuries. Finn realizes that he is able to dive so deep, so he will freely lift him to land. Which he is now planning to do. That’s just about the ship knew and Tess, who also intends to dive for valuable things. And now, they have begun a real race to find out which of them is able to get to the treasure first. This was where the adventure began.
Creators: Andy Tennant, John Claflin, Daniel Zelman
Director: Andy Tennant
Star Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson, Donald Sutherland, Ewen Bremner, Alexis Dziena, Kevin Hart, Ray Winstone
Producer (s): Donald De Line
Cinematographer: Don Burgess
Production House: Warner Bros., De Line Pictures
Music: George Fenton
Original network / Official Sites: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Year: 8 February 2008 (USA)
Runtime: 112 min
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Ben “Finn” Finnegan is a treasure hunter searching for a sunken Spanish galleon, the Aurelia, that was lost at sea with the 1715 Treasure Fleet. During his search to find the galleon and its treasure, his wife Tess divorces him. Tess has been working as a steward on a yacht owned by multi-millionaire Nigel Honeycutt and intends to save up enough money to return home after leaving her husband.
After dinner, Finn finds a clue to the location of the treasure and manages to get onto Nigel Honeycutt’s yacht The Precious Gem and persuade him and his daughter Gemma to join and fund his search for the treasure.
Gangster rapper Bigg Bunny and Finn’s former mentor Moe Fitch are intent on finding the treasure first. The Precious Gem and Moe’s vessel compete to find the treasure in The Bahamas. As Finn attempts to secretly take down Moe’s search grid, he discovers a sword which holds a clue to finding the treasure. Tess and Finn follow the clues to an ancient church and discover a diary describing the location of the treasure. They are so excited by this discovery that they celebrate by having passionate sex. A short time later, Bigg Bunny and his associates, who have been following Tess and Finn, take Tess hostage and assume incorrectly that Finn is dead. Bigg Bunny forces Tess to aid him in the search for the treasure in a blowhole. Tess finds the treasure in a cave beneath the blowhole.
Finn and the Honeycutts enlist Moe to help steal the treasure from Bigg Bunny. They arrive as Bigg Bunny sends one of his associates back into the water to find out who was killed in the blowhole. The blowhole kills Bigg Bunny’s employee and traps Finn and Tess. Tess saves Finn, but Bigg Bunny kidnaps Tess again. Gemma transports Finn to Bigg Bunny’s plane on her jet ski, and Finn leaps onto the plane’s pontoon as it takes flight. Bigg Bunny attempts to shoot Finn, but Tess kicks Bigg Bunny out of the plane, sending him into the ocean, killing him from the impact. Moe takes Bigg Bunny’s henchman as a prisoner.
Tess and Finn are reunited and find the treasure together. Tess is shown to be pregnant. In the end, the treasure is displayed in Moe’s museum, now renamed the Fitch-Finnegan Maritime Museum.